Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus

From New York University to Berkeley, Bitcoin has set off a dash to understand the technology and economic risks of virtual currency.

New York University students in a cryptocurrency course taught by David Yermack, a business and law professor. He had to find a bigger lecture hall for the 225 who signed up. Photo: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

By Nathaniel Popper

While the price of bitcoin has dropped since Christmas, the virtual currency boom has shown no signs of cooling off in the more august precincts of America’s elite…

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